Have u guys talked to ur parents about ur issues? If so how did it go?
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Told it wasn’t real and I just need to behave and listen 👍
HI! Tried to reply to you but it went into the comments and not as a reply for some reason. (:
Got told Anxiety was just people overreacting and that my depression didn't exist. But that stems from a general ignorance and intolerance they had. If you think your parents are more accepting and knowledgeable, it can be worth letting them know what's going on in your head to avoid them making it totally worse.
Following for the comments. But, absolutely no for me because of their comments when I was diagnosed ADHD-C when I was 22. Especially my mum who worked with special needs students for 22 years as a teacher
At first, it did not go so well. My parents specifically my mother felt as though it was me overreacting or that I needed to expose myself to more things that stress me out. Both of my parents are old school and I am a woman of color so discussing mental health never really goes well. At first I chose not to talk to them about my therapy or wanting to take anxiety medication. However, overtime I stopped caring if they believed what I was going through and just kept them informed. The more my parents saw how much my anxiety took a toll on me, the more they realized that what I was going through was not something that could easily be overcome. Now, my parents are more understanding or at least try to see things from my point of view, often giving me advice on how to reframe my anxious thoughts so I can go through the day less stressed. Of course this means that I had to endure a lot of self-doubt when it came to my anxiety in order to discuss it so openly with them but seeing as I am so close to my parents and they depend on me to do a lot for them, I felt that I had to keep trying so I wouldn't feel alienated. Some conversations are more difficult than others but to me it was worth the try and still is.
My parents don't fully understand, but they have been very supportive.
For me, my parents have always been very open and supportive. Once I told them, they got me the help that I needed and have been mg biggest supporters since
I had a friend whose dad had Bipolar and was literally schizophrenic. Had episodes all the time. He told his parents that he was depressed and severely anxious. That he thought he might have Bipolar as well. And was told the exact same thing. Like I kinda almost get it for people not affected because it's hard to understand without going through it. What gets me is the people who are mentally ill refusing to believe their child might also be mentally ill with the same very hereditary mental illness
Sorry, meant to reply to Croccin
Ive spoken to my parents about some of my issues but most of mine were diagnosed when i was kid, their both pretty supportive tho although they dont always completely understand
I am lucky enough to have parents who want to hear about my issues. They are very caring and understanding. I have a lot of the same issues as my parents so they can help me a lot. I don't know what your situation is, but if you don't feel safe to talk to your parents, feel free to message me privately!
Over the years I've had to talk with my mom about my issues because they had majorly impacted my life and I turned to her for support. She gradually came to accept, if not completely understand, my disorder and its impact on me. She had a hard time getting to that acceptance.
With my own daughter, I had her in therapy and receiving services in the community from an early age. I saw issues with her early on and acted accordingly. She has now, as an adult, expressed her gratitude for my mental health intervention with her when she was younger. She and I are very open with each other about our mental health issues and most other things.
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